Committee for Protection of Journalist demands arrest, prosecution of Pearl's killers -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Committee for Protection of Journalist demands arrest, prosecution of Pearl’s killers

ISLAMABAD- The Committee for Protection of Journalist has condemned the brutal, wanton, and senseless murder of Daniel Pearl and called on Pakistani authorities to devote the full resources at their disposal to apprehend and prosecute his killers.

“The board, staff, and members of the Committee to Protect Journalists mourn the loss of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl,” said a CPJ statement, received here Friday.

“We offer heartfelt condolences to his family, his colleagues, and his friends around the world,” it said.

Meanwhile, the CPJ honorary co-chairman Terry Anderson has termed as a cruel and pointless murder of a man who spent his life giving a voice to the voiceless,”

“It served no purpose, political or otherwise. It gained his killers nothing, not even publicity for their views. On the contrary, it further discredits those who try to justify violence,” he said.

He said the kidnapping of a journalist, or any civilian, is truly an act of terrorism. “The perpetrators must be swiftly caught, convicted, and punished to the fullest extent possible,” he demanded.

Source: Business Recorder
Date:2/23/2002